Last week, Meizu unveiled a concept phone called the Meizu Zero, a port-less and button-less device. It looks like Meizu will actually be building this smartphone and selling it via a crowdfunding website.
The company is selling the smartphone at $1,299 and plans to deliver the devices by April. On Indiegogo, the manufacturer hopes to raise $100,000 in order to produce 100 units. So far, only 17 have claimed the device, allowing the company to meet 21% of its goal. The company is also offering one unit for delivery within the month at a price of $2,999.
So what’s so special about this smartphone, apart from it having no ports and buttons? For starters, Meizu claims the phone has a 3D ceramic unibody. The device comes with a 6-inch AMOLED display. It runs Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform from within and has a 12-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual rear-camera setup. The two cameras use sensors from Sony.
Since the Meizu Zero has no ports, it comes with wireless charging compatibility out of the box. It has 18W, giving it a moniker “Super mCharge Wireless” that means it is currently the fastest wireless charger capable on a smartphone.
The device also has facial recognition, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and an in-screen sound system. On its side, the phone has virtual buttons that users can use to control it. There is also no need for a SIM card slot, thanks to an eSIM. Surprisingly, the phone also comes with an IP68 water- and dust-proof rating. That being said, the device is equipped with a one-year warranty.
Meizu says that the device will ship worldwide. As of this writing, there is no word on which U.S. carriers will support the phone.
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